• Kathy Copcutt

Measure of a Man in Theaters Nationwide on Friday, May 11th!


MEASURE OF A MAN opens in Los Angeles at Laemmle's Monica Film Center, Laemmle Town Center 5 Encino and Laemmle Playhouse 7 Pasadena and theaters nationwide on Friday, May 11th

Directed by Jim Loach

Produced by Christian Taylor

Based on novel One Fat Summer by Robert Lipsyte

Measure of a Man is a multifaceted movie that has many beautiful underlying stories. All the little battles that are pivotal in our lives, or moments that define who we are and whom we will become, why we have the need to impress others and most importantly in our younger years when we thought, “this is it,” and reality, “it wasn’t it.” I loved Measure of A Man it has warmth, mystery and that small feel but in reality it’s not small at all. It just touches my heart, these characters are so much more than just that, they are people we know in our everyday lives, they could be friends, loved ones or even yourself.

Synopsis

During the summer of 1976, fourteen-year-old Bobby Marks (Blake Cooper), insecure and overweight, must endure another tortuous family vacation at Rumson Lake. His summer job, tending to the palatial estate of the reclusive, enigmatic and overly demanding Dr. Kahn (Donald Sutherland) is backbreaking. His parents (Judy Greer & Luke Wilson) appear on the verge of divorce; his sister Michelle (Liana Liberato) is forcing him to help conceal her clandestine rendezvous with the local pretty boy; and his best friend and kindred spirit Joanie (Danielle Rose Russell) is leaving for a month and won't tell him why. On top of that, a crazy townie has focused his hatred of the rich "summer people" exclusively on Bobby. Over the course of this emotional rollercoaster of a summer, secrets are revealed, lessons are learned and Bobby comes to understand who he is and what makes up the true measure of a man.

Cast

Donald Sutherland (The Academy's 2018 Governors Award honoree), Luke Wilson (Bottle Rocket), Judy Greer (The Descendants), Blake Cooper (The Maze Runner), Danielle Rose Russell (Wonder) and Liana Liberato (The Best of Me).

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